Origin of conditioning
- a stipulation in an agreement or instrument transferring property that provides for a change consequent on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a stated event.
- the event upon which this stipulation depends.
- a requirement imposed on a college student who fails to reach the prescribed standard in a course at the end of the regular period of instruction, permitting credit to be established by later performance.
- the course or subject to which the requirement is attached.
verb (used with object)
- to test (fibers or fabrics) for the presence of moisture or other foreign matter.
- to replace moisture lost from (fibers or fabrics) in manipulation or manufacture.
verb (used without object)
Origin of condition
Synonyms for condition
Related Words for conditioningbrainwash, accustom, educate, inure, train, practice, modify, habituate, program, ready, equip, sharpen
Examples from the Web for conditioning
Contemporary Examples of conditioning
I had to throw out all of my American conditioning toward the workplace.The Airbnb of Home-Cooked Meals
November 3, 2014
Conditioning the Fed to react less to periodic market tantrums will take a strong will.Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying
November 14, 2013
After eight seasons of conditioning, the precision-timed “shocks” have lost a great deal of potency.‘Dexter’ Season 8: The Serial-Killer Drama Still Has a Few Twists Left
June 27, 2013
Rational beings assume Netanyahu will win: all the pollsters have been conditioning this response for months.What Went Wrong For Netanyahu
January 21, 2013
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010, 24 (9), 2274-2279.15 Shocking Exercise Facts
August 20, 2011
Historical Examples of conditioning
It has to do with conditioning the human being for the exigencies of life in peace or in war.College Teaching
The trouble was in his conditioning, started when he was an adolescent.The Odyssey of Sam Meecham
Charles E. Fritch
There is an immense mental bang and the conditioning goes poof.
One, that with your return the conditioning should be broken.
This conditioning process will be augmented by the use of the sleep period.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
- a declaration or provision in a will, contract, etc, that makes some right or liability contingent upon the happening of some event
- the event itself
verb (mainly tr)
- to alter the response of (a person or animal) to a particular stimulus or situation
- to establish a conditioned response in (a person or animal)
Word Origin for condition
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."
late 15c., "to make conditions," from condition (n.). Meaning "to bring to a desired condition" is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
see in condition; mint condition; on condition that; out of condition.